A. M. D.
The Five First Saturdays
to the Immaculate Heart
19 5 8
The Five First Saturdays
Reparation to the Immaculate
Heart of Mary
triumph ! »
A. M. D.
The Five First Saturdays
to the Immaculate Heart
19 5 8
Leiria — 15 de Agosto de 1958.
Conego Jose Galamba de Oliveira
Leiren. 15 Augusti. 1958.
t Joannes, Vicarius Capitularis
Oficinas da Grafica de Leiria
Very humbly this little work is offered to the Sorrowful
and Immaculate Heart of the Queen of Heaven,
OUR MOTHER, in REPARATION
L. F. Harvey Ter: O. S. M.
Servita of Fatima.
M. A. Oxon.
The Feast of the Queenship of Mary.
When one thinks of the very grave evils that threa-
ten humanity ; and when one considers how many souls
are lost and fall, every day, into the Abyss of Hell;
and when one remembers that, in order to avoid those
disasters and to save sinners, «God wants to establish
in the world Devotion to My Immaculate Heart», as
Our Lady said when She appeared to the Three Little
Shepherds of Fdtima in July, Our heart rejoices at the
appearance of one more little book that wishes to be a
herald of that saving Devotion, and of the Five First
May this little book run throughout the entire world,
and may the Immaculate Heart of Mary bless, with
Motherly liberality, its Author as well as all those who
read it and put the Devotion into practice !
FATIMA, 13 de Junho de 1958.
f JOAO, Bispo de Eurea
The Five First Saturdays and Reparation
to the immaculate Heart
«Oh Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion
of sinners, and in Reparation to the Immaculate Heart
REQUEST FOR REPARATION
On July 13.1917. when the Holy Mother of God
appeared to the Three Little Shepherds of Aljustrel.
at the Cova da Ida in the Parish of Fatima, She spoke
the words quoted above.
After promising to work a great Miracle in October,
in order that «The whole world may believe you»,
and after demanding the Family Rosary, as well as the
Daily Rosary. Our Lady said «Sacriiice yourselves for
sinners, and say often, especially when you make
sacrifices, *Oh Jesus, it is for love of You, for the con-
version of sinners, and in reparation for the offenses
committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary!'»
In the Autumn of 1916, the Guardian Angel of Por-
tugal, who is held to be the Archangel Michael, and
who came to prepare the three children for the coming
of Our Lady with Her world-shaking Message in 1917,
also demanded Reparation from the children, and
through the children, from all of us!
Three times the Angel made the children, on the hill
of Cabego, repeat the following prayer before he gave
them the Mystic Communion; He also made them
say it, with him, again three times after receiving the
«Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
I adore You profoundly, and I offer You the Most
Precious Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our
Lord Jesus Christ, present in all the Tabernacles of
the World, in reparation for all the outrages by which
He Himself is offended. By the Infinite Merits of His
Most Sacred Heart, and through the intercession of the
Immaculate Heart of Mary, I pray for the conversion
of all poor sinners !»
REPARATION TO GOD!
REPARATION TO OUR LADY!
Our God is a terrible God! «It is a fearful thing to
fall into the Hands of the Living God!». Yet Our God
is the God of Infinite Mercy and Infinite Love! God's
Mercy is always the same, and when men repent and
amend their lives He always forgives and spares! «Their
pride is humbled. I will spare them from ruin.» 11
Para: XI. 7.
Why are we on Earth? Why are we alive? What
is the point of our being here, on Earth, at all?
Simply to prepare for Heaven! Simply to give
glory to God, to know and love and serve God here,
in order that we may all be with Him in Heaven for ever!
There is no other reason for our existence!
We are simply and solely here on Earth for a time of
TRIAL, in order to prepare ourselves for ETERNITY!
That Eternity will be for each of us simply and solely
what we make it here, NOW!
That Eternity, which means a never-ending time,
will be an Eternity of everlasting HAPPINESS, with
the God of all Love, and with the Mother of Fair Love,
and with all the Saints, boys and girls, men and women,
and with all the Angels, in the endless enjoyment of
such glorious surroundings as «Eye hath not seen, nor
ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man»,
which God has there, in Heaven, waiting for those who
accept His Holy Will! For those, who accept Him
as their God and their King!
This joy is in store only for those who get to Heaven!
That Eternity, on the other hand, for which we are
all now making preparation here on Earth, will be an
ETERNITY, or never-ending time, of the most appall-
ing, hateful, hideous, and unspeakable SUFFERING
in the burning horrors of the endless TORTURE-
CHAMBERS of HELL. That Eternity will be spent
in the endless and nauseating company of the Hating
and Hateful Devils in Hell, devils who are the slaves
of Lucifer, and who with him were glorious Angels
once, in the Heaven, which they have lost!
WHICH IS IT GOING TO BE FOR EACH OF US ?
WHICH IS IT GOING TO BE FOR ME? HEAVEN
It all depends on what I am doing about it now, or
what I am going to do about it, before it is too late.
«As the tree falls, so shall it lie!»
Almighty God, Himself, came down to Earth almost
2000 years ago, to win Heaven for us, to teach us how
to get there, and to give us all the means that are ne-
cessary to get there.
Our Lady, Herself, has come to Earth many times
and especially during the past 150 years, to warn us
that we are heading for Hell, and to plead with us to
OBEY Her Divine Son, to MAKE REPARATION
for all the past sins of mankind, and TO AMEND OUR
LIVES for the future.
These are the conditions for getting to Heaven!
God CANNOT MAKE us go to Heaven! Our Lady
CANNOT MAKE us go to Heaven!
They are utterly incapable of doing that now, even
with all God's almighty power!
The reason for this is that God gave to man FREE-
WILL, and never, now, can He compel us to love
Him! The choice has got to be made by each one of
The choice is — Shall I go the Heaven ? OR Shall
I go to Hell? Which shall it be?
THE ANSWER DEPENDS ENTIRELY UPON MY-
SELF! >,f ; Jn:- ' - 1 . ■ i
The answer to that question depends entirely upon
ourselves! The choice is simply — Shall I go to Heaven?
or, Shall I go to Hell?
IT ALL DEPENDS ON ME, MYSELF, HERE
Our God, Who is the God of INFINITE LOVE AND
MERCY, Who loves each one of us with an unimagi-
nable, unfathomable ocean of limitless love, came down
to Earth to live as a poor working-man, and to die the
death of a criminal, in order to SAVE US FROM
He came to take us to HEAVEN; thus repairing the
terrible work of Adam and Eve.
Our Creator humbled Himself — simply out of love
for each one us, for my sinful self — and was born in
a wretched cattleshed! Just think of that! Just
think of that unimaginable HUMILITY on the part
of Almighty God!
The FIRST BED that God had, God Who made the
Heavens and the Earth and every living thing, and
every lifeless thing, that ever was or ever will be created,
was a CATTLE-TROUGH, and His bedclothes were
straw and hay! And the only beds that Mary and
Joseph had, then, were piles of straw!
That was God Almighty's FIRST BED on Earth,
that was the «gracious, kindly welcome» that mankind
gave to Him in return for His immensity of love in
coming to save us from THE ETERNITY OF HELL!
«Blow, blow thou wintry wind thou art not so unkind
as man's INGRATITUDE!))
That, then, was the FIRST BED that God's «gra-
tefub) creatures made for Him.
And what was the LAST BED, allowed to Him by
the same «grateful» creatures?
God's LAST BED on Earth was the HARD AND
CRUEL, ROUGH AND AGONIZING CROSS.
We gave Him the CROSS, which was usually the
last resting place of the vilest and worst CRIMINAL
in existence, coupled with a death made as utterly
cruel and painful as the science of the time could invent!
This was the extent to which the love of God for
our souls v/ent, and in the last moments of that ago-
nizing death for love of man, God gave to us His grea-
test gift, after the gift of His own Self!
In those last painful hours, so empty of thought for
Self, so full of love for us, the Dying Saviour gave to
us HIS SPOTLESS MOTHER, to be OUR MOTHER!
The last word that the God-Man ever said to man,
on Earth, before He died was— «MOTHER». BEHOLD
As God loved, and still does love, us, so in the same
way Our Mother, in spite of all our cruelty to Her
Baby and Her God, loves each one of us, singly, with
all the love that there could be in the heart of one mo-
ther, if that mother had in her heart all the love of all
the mothers in the whole world, as St Louis Grignon
de Montfort teaches us.
This death, then, was just a part of the price that
God paid for the redemption of our ungrateful souls,
in order that we might go to Heaven, and be saved
from Eternal Hell.
This Birth and Death was part of HIS price, as our
Redeemer. Then there was the part of HER price,
as our Co-Redemptrix.
All the indescribable sufferings endured in Bethlehem,
and all those endured throughout Her whole long life,
with those that She endured at the foot of the Cross,
and when She held that dear mangled Body in Her
loving Mother-arms, all those were a part of the price
which SHE paid, as our Co-Redemptrix, for the sav-
ing of the souls of each one of us!
And all that would have been suffered for EACH
ONE of us ALONE! Such an immense value does
Our God set upon one single soul!
THE ARMS OF MERCY
Little Baby Jesus, lying there in the straw in the
Stable of Bethlehem could, with His little Hands, touch
the Dear Hands and the Sweet Face of His Blessed
Mother; He could touch the loving devoted, strong
and faithful hands of St. Joseph, both of whom were
His most faithful servants and protectors. Yes, those
Baby arms stretched out in His little manger to embrace
the whole wandering, wicked world, could also touch
the soft skin of those two dumb animals, the Cow and
the Donkey; He could lay His little Hand upon their
heads to thank them for their kindness in allowing
Him to share their stall, when men had turned Him
out, and for warming Him with their hot breath.
Oh, fortunate beasts, so much more charitable, and
so much more faithful, than so many of us have been
to our loving Jesus!
There, in that little cattle trough, in the cold and
draughty stable, cast out like any unwanted outcast,
the Little Jesus lay at the beginning of His suffering life.
Little Jesus lay there opening wide His Baby Arms to
every soul, longing to fold them all close to His Baby
Heart to keep them from all evil, to hold them all safely
until they have arrived unharmed in His Father's home,
there to spend a life of everlasting happiness, real hap-
piness, with Him in Heaven.
That is how His blessed life besan on Earth — Arms,
Baby Arms, stretched out in longing love; Little Arms
that He could wave at will!
Then how did that same life come to its end, on Earth 7
It came to an end just in the same way, as far as the
Arms were concerned! Arms, full grown, strong, lov-
ing Arms opened wide and stretched out to their fullest
limit to embrace all sinners, to fold every soul in a
loving, forgiving and eternal embrace, close to that
Sacred Heart, which at that moment was giving the very
last drops of His Most Precious Blood to save all men
As those dear Arms were stretched out, wide open,
in the cold and lonely Stable with the beasts, at the
beginning of God's earthly life so now, at the end of
it, those same dear Arms are stretched out wide on
Calvary. This time, however, those dear Arms have
been stretched out by others, and have been nailed fast
to the cruel wood, so that now those once-Baby Arms
cannot wave at will!
The beasts were round- His bed in Bethlehem; kind
friendly animals, who warmed Him with their hot
breath. This time other «Beasts» are round Him,
breathing hot hate against the God of Love! «Beasts»
indeed, because all men v/ho set themselves up against
God, and sin against Him, make themselves «Beasts»,
or rather make themselves lower than all the beasts of
You and I, WE were among those «Beasts» on Cal-
vary! WE put the Son of God to death! We were
among those Murderers! Because each sin that each
of us has committed has «crucified the Son of God
And for this each one of us is bound to MAKE RE-
We, all of us, are bound to make Reparation, and
that implies something ACTIVE, something DONE
BY US. It is not, in any way, enough to FEEL SORRY
and then do nothing at all about it, that is false senti-
ment. «Faith without works is dead!». The devils
believe in God, but that belief is not enough to keep
them from everlasting and hideous sufferings in Hell.
We, therefore, are bound to make REPARATION,
and that being so let us all make sure that we know what
REPARATION simply means MAKING REPAIRS,
repairing the damage and putting things right again,
as far as we are able, doing all we can to MAKE IT UP.
Ever since the Fall of Man in the Garden of Eden,
there has been a demand for Reparation. The Pro-
phets of the Old Testament repeatedly demanded Re-
paration, and cried out unceasingly — «Repent! Repent!»
Then came the last and greatest prophet of them all,
according to the witness of Our Lord Himself, the
great Prophet St. John the Baptist who spent a life of
Reparation during which he cried out, again, and again.
«Repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!»
as he prepared the way for the Lamb of God.
After St. John, came Jesus Himself crying out to
all — «Unless ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish!»
And what does 'Repent' mean except, 'change your
way of life', show your sorrow for your past sins and
your past life by living a better life, by MAKING-UP
for your past life, that is by making REPARATION!
Our tender - hearted, ever - merciful Saviour, the
God of Compassionate Love, never minced His words;
though He loved, and always loves, the SINNER, He
hates with an all-consuming hatred, such as God alone
can conceive, every SIN and all PRIDE, which is the
root of all sin!
He, the All- Holy God, lias bolted and barred the
gates of Heaven against every one of us, UNLESS WE
BECOME LIKE LITTLE CHILDREN — «Nisi effi-
ciamini sicut parvuli». «Unless you become like little
children you shall not enter into the Kingdom of Hea-
ven». How heart-searching that is for us! Am I
child-like? Child-like that is, not childish!
Or am I conceited, stuck-up, proud, and selfish? If
I am, then 1 have not the slightest hope at all of going
to Heaven— UNLESS 1 CHANGE ! Unless I become
like a little child, humble, trusting and obedient !
«Like little children !»
When little children come into this world to begin
their young, and happy, and hopeful lives they are so
simple, so loving, so completely trusting, and so forgi-
ving. This is how they come and remain, UNTIL they
are ruined by the evil example or by the CRUEL SPOI-
LING AND PAMPERING of parents, or others around
them, all of which turns these little, loving innocents
into odious, obnoxious and dangerous members of
Before such spoiling happens, and that spoiling can
often begin in the cradle itself, little children are so
loving, so forgiving, so full of loving Reparation !
(There is an old saying — «The hand that rocks the
cradle rules the world», which might, with profit today,
be turned into «The hand which RULES the cradle,
rocks the world !»)
Who cannot remember seeing a little child, when
it has done something that hurt its mother, or when
someone else has done something to hurt its mother,
run to its mother, cuddle up to her, leaning its little
head on her face or breast and try to comfort her ? «Oh,
Mummy darling, I am so sorry, I love you, I really do
and I am going to kiss you to MAKE IT UP !»
Then by way of making Reparation, the little one gi-
ves her something, «Here, take my toy !».
«Like little children !» And all that God asks us
to do, is to do the same.
«Oh, my Jesus, I am so sorry! I love You! I really
do love You, and I am going to give You this, to do
this for You, TO MAKE IT UP !»
«Oh, dearest Mother, I am so sorry! I love You!
I really do love You, and I am going to give You this,
to do this for You, to MAKE IT UP !
Yes, first the Prophets, then Jesus Himself, and now
Our Lady, Herself, all demand Reparation !
Jesus demands REPARATION, Our Lady demands
The main purpose of this little book is to lay all possi-
ble stress upon, and to make an appeal to souls, to all
souls, to make, THE REPARATION DEMANDED
by OUR LADY AT FATIMA, with more especial
emphasis on the Reparation of the FIVE FIRST SA-
TURDAYS ; and to do this before it is too late !
«PLORANS PLORAVIT IN NOCTE ET
LACHRIIVLE EJUS IN MAXILLIS EJUS»
( Lam. 1,2)
«Weeping, She hath wept in the night, and Her tears
are on Her cheeks».
The oceans of iniquity in the world of today, and of
yesterday, have brought oceans of tears into the Eyes
of the God-Man, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and into the
eyes of the Mother of Sorrows, Our Lady, the Mother
Knowing the most terrible sufferings that were soon
to come upon the people, and seeing the number
of people falling into Hell through neglect of His
warnings, Jesus looked over Jerusalem, His own
chosen city, and He broke down and wept !
Hot, burning tears of agonizing grief swept down
His Face, the most beautiful Face that ever was seen
in this world of ours.
«JESUS WEPT ! The Heart of God broke with
sorrow for us! «If ONLY you had known, and that
in this your day, the things that are to your PEACE !»
«If only you had known, before it was TOO LATE !»
He says to us today! This He says to us, today, in 1958,
to us who long for peace and who make all kinds of
plans for peace, instead of using His OWN PLAN,
which was made known to us by Our Lady at Fatima!
Not very long after these burning tears were streaming
down His Sacred Face, Jesus was on His way to the
horrifying death of the Cross.
On His way to that terrible suffering Jesus passed
some of the women of Jerusalem, the very ones whose
fate had caused Him to weep sometime before.
What did Jesus say to those women?
«Don't weep for Me!» «Weep for YOURSELVES!»
«Weep for YOUR CHILDREN!))
You see He knew what was coming to them, and to
JESUS WEPT! and MARY WEEPS!
Let us consider some of the visits, which Our Lady
has made to this world within the last Century and a
quarter. Let us see how often She appeared SAD, and
how frequently She WEPT! And let us remember
that She came to warn us, and the tears were because
of the terrible sufferings to come upon us, which we
could have avoided, and still can avoid, if only we had,
or will, pay attention to Her warnings and requests.
At La Salette, in France in 1846, Our Lady appeared
to some children and complained bitterly of the care-
lessness and sinfulness of the Catholics. She demanded
Penance and Prayer, She demanded REPARATION,
in order that we might be spared the terrible punish-
ments of God, which are to come upon us if we do not
All the time that Our Lady was speaking, SHE WAS
CRYING, tears were pouring down Her face, the most
beautiful face in all creation, next to that of Her own
Later, again, in 1858, Our Lady came once more to
warn us and to demand the same REPARATION.
This time it was again in France, that «Elder daughter
of the Church», which has so often been visited by, and
honoured by, the Heavenly Queen. This time it was
at Lourdes, in the Mountains in the South of France.
Eighteen times Our Lady spoke to little Bernadette,
demanding PENANCE, HUMILITY, AND the RO-
SARY OF REPARATION.
Our Lady's warnings were terrible; Her grief for the
sinful world was tremendous !
A third time in France, in 1871, Our Lady came again,
during the War between France and Germany, and
again She spoke to children in a little, then unknown,
place named Pontmain.
See how often Our Lady has chosen LITTLE CHIL-
DREN to be Her Messengers, and to spread in the
world Her tremendous messages! «Unless you become
like little children you shall not enter into the Kingdom
of Heaven !»
This time, when speaking, Our Lady was INEFFA-
BLY SAD», — during a part of the interview, and She
held a Blood Red Crucifix.
Again and again Our Mother comes to save us from
the wrath of God, Whose avenging Arm, She says,
She «cannot longer withold!»; It is «so strong, so heavy».
Still She comes to call us to our senses! Still Our
Still She shows us Her Immaculate Heart!
Once again Our Lady came, riding upon the clouds,
surrounded by a cloud, and speeding down to Earth
to warn us that the terrible results of our sins and of
our neglect of God, were about to fall upon us more
heavily than ever, in the form of Diabolic, Anti-God
Our Lady came to Fatima just about one month
before that flood of bestial cruelty, more bestial than
that of the cruellest of all the savage beasts themselves,
that ocean of hate against the God of Love, burst in
over- whelming torrents upon the world!
The Holy Mother came in the middle of the scourge
of the 2nd World- War, a war in which millions of
bodies and houses were being destroyed, millions of
homes were being broken, millions of souls were being
destroyed, a war in which children and grown-ups were
being taught to hate their neighbour, together with all
the paralysing evils that always accompany wars, espe-
cially modern wars! In the midst of all this, Our Lady
PROMISED PEACE, that peace for which the whole
world is still longing, if we FULFILLED the CON-
DITIONS, which She then laid down.
The world did not, and has not, fulfilled the conditions,
and so the world has been reduced to the condition in
which it finds itself today!
Our Lady demanded REPARATION, and by way
of doing this She demanded that we should all do our
DUTY to GOD, and our DUTY to our NEIGHBOUR-
as well as we can; added to this Our Lady demanded
that we should all accept whatever God may choose to
send us, or, allow us to suffer, in this life, by way of
In addition, God's Mother, and Our Mother, told us
to say the ROSARY EVERY DAY; and, thirdly, told
us that we must all be CONSECRATED TO HER IM-
That is the ESSENCE of the MESSAGE OF FATIMA.
During the last Apparitions, on October 13. 1917, Our
Lady showed Herself as
THE MOTHER OF SORROWS
the Mother, Who was swamped in an ocean of suffer-
ing all through Her life. The Mother of Sorrows,
Whose pains were caused by the sins of the world, by
OUR private SINS.
The appearances of Our Lady at Fatima, in 1917,
were some of the greatest and the most important in
the whole history of the world !
THE SADNESS OF THE IMMACULATE
Soon Our Lady came again to warn us, this time it
was at Beauraing, in Belgium, in 1932. Here, again,
Our Lady spoke to children and, as at La Salette, golden
rays were shining round Her Heart. Golden rays of
HOPE, for it is through that same Immaculate Heart
that this world is to find PEACE, because it was re-
vealed to little Jacinta of Fatima that God will give peace
to the World THROUGH THE IMMACULATE
HEART OF MARY.
At Fatima Our Lady showed Her Heart surrounded
with thorns which, She said, represented our sins and
our blasphemies; and She insisted that love for HER
IMMACULATE HEART MUST be spread throughout
the world, in order to obtain the destruction of the
Devil's work and for the eventual triumph of right.
«My IMMACULATE HEART» She said, «WILL
When Lucy, the eldest of the Seers of Fatima who is
now a Carmelite Nun, asked Our Lady if the other two
AND herself would soon go to Heaven, Our Lady
answered that the other two would soon go, but that
Lucy would not go yet, because God wanted her to stay
on earth, in order to SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE
WORLD LOVE FOR HER IMMACULATE HEART.
That is the immense vocation given to Lucy, and that
ought to be a work, which each one of us should do with
all our power, BECAUSE IT IS OUR LADY'S WISH,
and what Our Lady wishes should be binding upon Her
«If you love Me, keep My commandments !» That
is the sign, and the proof of our love! If we do not
do what the Loved one tells us then we DO NOT LOVE
Him, or, Her, however much we may say, or sing, that
we do !
Still more recently Our Lady of the Immaculate
Heart has shown Her grief, in the little Statue, at Sy-
racuse, which shed what appeared to be human tears.
This has been authenticated also, and a huge Church
is to be built.
These visits are enough to show the immense impor-
tance that Our Lord, and consequently Our Lady, places
upon the NECESSITY of IMMEDIATE REP-
We know that Our Lady can no longer suffer in
Heaven, but She knows that we are only human, and
She gives us visions that we can understand, and which
can touch our hearts, unless they have become like
stone or ice, through our neglect of God and all Spiri-
Time after time Our Lady has shown Herself in
recent years, and has tried to make us feel some tiny
bit of the unspeakable grief and sorrow that Her Divine
Son and Herself felt on Earth all through Their lives,
and especially during the Passion and Death of Our
Grief, this was, which was caused by the knowledge
of all the sins, and coldness and hatred, which we in
the world should give Them in return for that Sea of
Let us remember the untold Sorrows of the Queen
of Sorrows, the Queen of Martyrs, when She was on
Earth! Let us remember the many times that Our
Loving Mother has shown us tears and sadness in very
recent visions !
Then let us DETERMINE, here and now, to give
ourselves up to a LIFE OF REPARATION !
No ! This is not frightening ! This will be VERY
SIMPLE AND VERY EASY, IF only we will do as
She has asked and if we rely on Her and ACCEPT
HER HELP !
St Louis Grignon de Montfort, that great and simple
lover of Our Lady, tells us that if we will only give
ourselves to Her, She will so soften our Crosses that
they will become much more easy to bear.
IF THE WORLD DOES NOT LISTEN VERY
SOON, THEN THE FUTURE SUFFERINGS, WHICH
ARE COMING UPON US, ARE TOO UTTERLY
FRIGHTENING TO THINK ABOUT!
It is the Mother of Divine Wisdom, no less than that,
Who has warned us !
A TONIC AND A REMINDER
«What the eye does not see, the heart does not grieve
over !» «Out of sight out of mind !»
Here are two old sayings, which apply very fittingly
to a vast number of people in the world today.
The love of so many for God and the things of God
has grown so terribly, terribly COLD, to a great extent
through the pleasure-loving materialism of our day.
It is part of the policy of the Devil and his followers
to encourage this blind foolishness on the part of his
victims. So many victims are walking straight to the
scaffold, of their own making, with their eyes blindfolded!
If people are always occupied with their own personal
affairs, with their pleasures, with sport and entertain-
ment, and the like, they are not going to be bothered
about what is happening in the background, or what
overwhelming dangers overhang their lives, and threaten
the very occupations that they are so busily engaged in!
They feel that the present occupations are «sufficient
for the day», foolish and selfish argument though it
may be !
This attitude suits the Devil and his friends absolutely,
because they have their future victims mesmorised into
a state in which they can be more easily destroyed —
in which in fact they can destroy themselves. Those
who have eyes open have seen this in recent history.
This is what is happening, now, in the middle of the
20th Century, and it needs an immense shock to rouse
people out of their lethargy.
For years now Our Lady has been trying to rouse us
into saving action, and at Fatima, at least, She worked
one world-shaking Miracle, when She hurled the Sun
towards the Earth, and petrified with fear, not only
the 70,000 people on the spot, who saw it in the Cova
da Iria, but many other people also, who saw that Mi-
racle, miles and miles away !
That shock brought many souls to their knees, to
their senses and to their Confessions, but — «What the
eye does not see the heart does not grieve over», and
the majority of the people in the world did not see that
frightening event and consequently did not, and do
Nevertheless many millions of people have suffered,
and are suffering now, from the neglect of that warning,
and if only we could bring ourselves to realise but a
tiny fraction of their sufferings, then it might, by the
grace of God, give us that shock, which we so despera-
tely need !
Let us go, at least in thought, to the very numerous
Concentration Camps in Communist countries,
where millions of people of all ages and ranks of society
are dying a slow and painful death.
Let us talk to anyone, who has escaped from any
part of the Red Hell!
Let us read the books that have been written by
THOSE WHO KNOW, such as «I chose Freedoms
Let us read authentic accounts of the terrible Tor-
ture - chambers, of the Lubianko Prison, in Moscow,
and of many others in other places !
Let us read about the millions of homeless CHIL-
DREN, wandering like packs of wolves, covered with
Venereal diseases, such as we read about in the early
days of Russian Communism, in Russia itself — against
which Our Lady came to warn us !
Let us read of the starving women fighting for the
horse manure in the streets to pick out the grains of
corn, which the horses had not digested, to help to
keep those same women from dying of starvation !
Let us remember the endless number of people, who
have disappeared suddenly, in the night as well as at
other times, and who have never been heard of again!
Let us think of the hideous horrors of the two World
Let us think of the 1000's of prisoners, captured by
the Russians in the last great war, who just «Disappear-
ed»! Of those buried alive, or torn in pieces.
Many, many more terrible things could be said, un-
fortunately, but perhaps with the grace of God these
horrors will be enough to make men, and women, stop
and think — and then act !
There will be many, very many people, who will
scoff, and jeer, and sneer at all this, and will say —
«What absolute nonsense ! The man's a fool, who
talks like that ! He is just an alarmist !»
Nay, listen ! «A fool is ever right in his own thinking;
the wise LISTEN to advice !» Proverbs. XII. 15.
The fool is the one who says «There is no God !»
The fool is the one, who refuses to be warned by in-
controvertible facts !
The fool is the one who throws away the lifebelt
when he is drowning !
The fool is the one, who will not listen to the warnings
of God and His Holy Mother, when They demand
These are the real fools !
«Oh, ye fools, when will you understand !»
For those who live far away from the countries where
these unspeakable brutalities take place, and for those
who cannot imagine that such diabolic cruelty can
exist in the hearts of human beings, it must be very
difficult to grasp the truth.
For those, however, who have come into direct con-
tact with some of those human wrecks, who have been
able escape from that inhuman, diabolic treatment
received in those countries where the inhuman, Anti-
Christian, Anti-God, Atheistic Materialism of Com-
munism, and its satanic brood, hold power — for them
it is easy to grasp something of the TERROR.
Those, who have come across the hunted, frightened
Refugees from that infernal Hell, can feel something of
the terror and the diabolic power, which only God and
His Most Holy Mother can save us, and our dear loved
ones, from experiencing and suffering also !
Oh, dear Outcast God, take care of the hunted,
outcast people of today, and SPARE US ALL !
Oh, dear loving Mother, Who wast driven away by
men when Your time was drawing near, Who wast after-
wards hunted by Herod, as You fled into Egypt, have
pity on all homeless Waifs, and fold them to Your Im-
maculate Heart. Oh Dear Mother of the Infant Jesus
have pity on the little children, and on the little babies,
so grievously sinned against !
Oh ! God of Truth and Light and Wisdom and
Understanding, open the eyes of all of us, who cannot —
or will not — see the terrible disasters which lie ahead
of all of us, unless we obey Our Lady and make RE-
PARATION NOW !
THE REPARATION DEMANDED
BY OUR LADY
Since Our Lady came to Fatima, 41 years have passed;
forty one years in which the Devil and all his hordes
have been very busy trying to keep the Message of
Fatima from being spread, and from being grasped, lest
people should obey Our Lady and so save themselves,
and help to save the world.
The Devil wants the damnation of souls — not their
For many, many years the Message of Fatima was
never heard of, except by a few !
For many years there has been a fogginess, an uncer-
tainty and a muddled idea of the real meaning of the
Many of the devotees of Fatima have not even been
clear themselves !
It is also well known by many, who have themselves
experienced them, the great and typical difficulties, and
dangers that are put in the way of people, who want
to eo to Fatima !
To those, who are willing to see, it is quite evident
that the cloven hoof of the Prince of Darkness has been,
and still is, fighting hard and fuming against Our Lady
of Light !
We will now try to make Our Lady's demands quite
clear, and show how SIMPLE they are.
One of the «Hallmarks» of Fatima is SIMPLICITY !
The demands of Our Lady
During the course of Her visits to Fatima, in 1917,
Our Lady made
Three special demands were made upon the world,
through the Three Little Shepherds of Aljustrel. Our
Lady stated that only if a sufficient number of people
obey these demands, the world will be saved from WAR,
from the Horrors of COMMUNISM, and from the
PUNISHMENTS OF GOD.
These three demands were:
PENANCE. PRAYER. CONSECRATION TO HER
PENANCE AND SACRIFICE are hard words to
us, as well as being most unwelcome to most of us !
The word PENANCE makes us think of LONG
FASTS, WHIPPING OURSELVES, WEARING HAIR
SHIRTS, and doing all kinds of things that we thoroughly
THESE THINGS ARE NOT FOR US — NOR
DOES OUR LADY WISH THEM, FROM US
We are not expected to be like St John the Baptist,
and other great Saints and heroes in that way.
NO ! Ours is to be THE LITTLE WAY OF OBE-
DIENCE TO OUR LADY !
We are going to take these three demands of Our
Lady one by one, and we are going to see how simple
and easy they really are, if only we will try to be honest
with God and with ourselves.
During these explanations I shall quote from the
writings of Fr. de Marchi. I. M. C, who spent many
years in Fatima, and who knew the Marto family, as
well as Lucy and her family, very well.
I shall also quote from «Nossa Senhora da Fatima»,
in its third edition, by Fr. Fonseca. S. J., which is
acknowledged to be one of the most authentic and
most correct books on Fatima and its Message.
PENANCE AND SACRIFICE
«Whatsoever thine hand findeth to do, do it with
thy might !»
What is the Penance demanded from all of us by
Our Lady ?
In a letter, quoted by Fr. de Marchi, which Lucy
wrote to the Bishop of Leiria, we find the following
«... The Good Lord complains bitterly and sorrowfully
about the small number of souls in His grace, who are
willing to renounce whatever the observance of His
Law requires of them.
This is the penance, which the Good Lord now asks :
The Sacrifice that every person has to impose upon
himself, is to lead a life of justice in the observance of
His Law. He requires this way to be made known to
souls. For many, thinking that the word 'Penance*
means great austerities, and not feeling in themselves
the strength, or the generosity, for these, lose heart and
rest in a life of lukewarmness and sin.
Last Thursday, at midnight, while I was in the Chapel,
with my Superior's permission, Our Lord said to me:
— THE SACRIFICE REQUIRED OF EVERY PER-
SON IS THE FULFILMENT OF HIS DUTIES IN
LIFE, AND THE OBSERVANCE OF MY LAW.
THIS IS THE PENANCE THAT I NOW SEEK AND
It is as simple as that ! Here Our Lord confirms,
and explains, the demand of Our Lady for SACRIFICE
AND PENANCE !
IT IS SIMPLY THAT WE DO OUR DUTY TO GOD,
AND TO OUR NEIGHBOUR AS WELL AS WE CAN
It is simply a demand that we should KEEP OUR
It is simply that we are to love God, and in loving
God to avoid sin, and the occasions of sin, to set a good
example — fearlessly — and be good Christians, with
all that that implies.
THE SINS OF THE FLESH
Knowing the evil days in which we live, with all its
immorality, its seductiveness, its immodesty and its
bad influence on souls, Our Lady explained in detail
to Jacinta many things, when she was in the house of
Mother Godinho, in Lisbon. Our Lady explained many
things to this wonderful little girl, including some things
dealing with impurities.
One thing, as Jacinta explained to Mother Godinho,
was that «THE SINS WHICH BRING MOST SOULS
TO HELL ARE THE SINS OF THE FLESH. CER-
TAIN FASHIONS ... OFFEND OUR LORD VERY
MUCH. Those, who serve Our Lord, should not
follow these fashions... People lose their souls, because
they do not think about the Death of Our Lord, and
DO NOT DO PENANCE. »
We need only think of the Advertisements in our
countries, both in the streets and in the papers. We
need only think of many of the Pictures, the Maga-
zines, the Cinema, the Television, the Fashions, the
Bathing dresses (?), the nakedness of the Naturalist
colonies, the dirty jokes in conversations and books,
the oceans of impurity in modern life, to realise that
there is an immense opportunity, and necessity, for
making sacrifices, sacrifices which are our plain duty
to God and to our neighbour !
THESE sacrifices are a matter of DUTY.
There are other Sacrifices — VOLUNTARY SA-
CRIFICES — which Our Lady asked for from the
children, at Fatima, and though them from all gene-
Anyone, who loves deeply, will always find endless
ways of making little sacrifices for the one they love!
Dearest Jesus, teach us to love Thee MORE, and
give us a deeper love for Thy Holy Mother too !
When we make such Sacrifices Our Lady told us to
say: — «Oh Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conver-
sion of sinners, and in reparation to the Immaculate
Heart of Mary!»
It is not so very hard to go without an occasional
cigarette, or some other little pleasure; it is not so very
difficult to go without a little drink sometimes when
we are thirsty; or to keep back an unkind or hasty
word, or criticism; it does not cost us much, and it
ought not to cost us anything, to give up a few minutes
to tell Our Lord, in the Tabernacle, that we love Him;
it does not take so very long to say an extra Rosary!
There are many little ways of pleasing Our Lady,
and making sacrifices, as the Three Little Shepherds
of Fatima found out, and then acted so generously!
NEVERTHELESS THE ONLY SACRIFICE BIND-
ING ON US, IS TO DO OUR DUTY WELL !
PRAYER. THE ROSARY.
The second point is the prayer of the Rosary.
Prayer is the lifting up of our hearts and minds to
God. The greatest and most powerful, and most
acceptable prayer in the sight of God, is the MASS.
The Mass is included in our duty to God, and we
are bound to hear Mass on every Sunday and day of
Obligation. That is understood.
Next to the Mass comes, for us, the Rosary. In
Her visitations during recent years Our Lady has in-
sisted upon the SAYING OF THE ROSARY. Our
Lady knows the incalculable power of the Rosary, which
is greater than all Atomic and other Bombs !
These lines are being written at the beginning of the
Centenary Year of Lourdes, where the Holy Mother
demanded the Rosary, where She taught little Berna,
dette how to make the sign of the Cross reverently-
and well, before saying the Rosary. Our Lady, Her-
self, said the Rosary with Bernadette.
NOBODY, on earth. KNOWS the unspeakable and
incalculable POWER OF THE ROSARY.
The Devil knows it and he HATES it, hating the very
thought of people saying the Rosary!
That being so, there is hardly any need of further
argument to persuade people, who love God and Our
Lady, as well as themselves, to say the Rosary very,
very often !
At Fatima, and the Message of Fatima is essentially
the weapon against the modern worldwide, soul
destroying disease of Atheistic Communism and
International Wars, Our Lady insisted, visit after visit,
that we should say the Rosary EVERY DAY, and that
we should say the FAM I LY ROSARY also.
Let us also remember how often recent Popes, who
are God's Representatives on Earth, have urged the
saying of the Rosary. Let us remember the great victory
of the Christians at the Battle of Lepanto, and other
great triumphs, due to the saying of the Rosary!
At Fatima, as at Lourdes, Our Lady always appeared
with a Rosary. When Lucy asked if Francisco would
go to Heaven, Our Lady said that he would, but that
he would have to say MANY ROSARIES first !
Before leaving the Cova da Iria on May 13,1917.,
Our Lady said : — «Say the Rosary every day, with
devotion, in order to obtain peace for the world!»
DO WE REALLY WANT PEACE? — the powers
of evil do not want peace — If we do, then we must
say the Rosary !
That is one of the essential conditions for Peace, laid
down by God, through the Mediatrix of all the Graces!
On October 13, 1917, at Fatima the day of Her last
appearance, Our Lady said that She was THE LADY
OF THE ROSARY, and that we must always continue
to say the Rosary EVERY DAY !
Therefore everyone of us is bound to say the Rosary
By doing this we shall not only bring about the Con-
version of Russia, and bring peace to the world, but we
shall bring down untold blessings on the world and the
people in it, we shall «conquer our enemies, check our
passions, advance in virtue», and after we have crowned
Our Lady with many «roses» on Earth we shall «go to
see Her crowned with honour and glory in Heaven.»
THE FAMILY ROSARY
On July 13, 1917, at Fatima, when Lucy asked Our
Lady to cure the little crippled boy, John Carreira,
(who now looks after the Capelinha), Our Lady refused
to cure him but said that he must say the Rosary EVERY
DAY WITH HIS FAMILY.
THE FAMILY IS THE FOUNDATION
OF THE STATE
The FAMILY is the strength of the Church and of
the Nation. The FAMILY is the first object of attack
on the part of the Devil and the Communists.
If they can break up the HOME, and get at the CHIL-
DREN, then they are well on the way to winning all
the rest !
Our homes are in vital danger today. The destroying
maggot is in our homes today, and it comes in with
the consent of countless PARENTS. The destroying
worm comes through many of the Papers, allowed into
the homes, papers and magazines that would foul a
manure heap, but which our children are allowed to
absorb! The worm comes in through the
SORED use of the WIRELESS AND TELEVISION,
through the lack of discipline and control, through the
lack of HOME LOVE!
Childrens souls, today, are being sold for a MESS,
not of potage as in the case of Esau, but for a MESS
OF DIABOLIC AND IMMORAL PLEASURE!
Our Lady has given us a sure and certain remedy
to save our homes, and that is
TO SAY THE FAMILY ROSARY EVERY DAY.
«Because Our Lady wishes it.» (Lucy)
If we do not make the effort, and if thereby our homes
are ruined and our children damned, there will be
nobody to blame but ourselves !
And if we meet God, just after we die, and He says
to us — «Go ye cursed into everlasting fire, prepared
for the Devil and his angels !» we can blame noone but
ourselves, because He told us that it would have been
better for us to have been thrown over a cliff, with some
stones round our necks, rather than that we should
have caused scandal to one little child — and, God
have mercy on us, many of us are doing that now!
One more very important thing!
On July 13, 1917, Our Lady told the children to
say a little prayer
AFTER EACH DECADE OF THE ROSARY
This is done at Fatima, always, and in many another
place, though many people have not yet learned to obey
Our Lady, in this matter also. It is amazing that, in
spite of all the warnings and in spite of all the amazing
promises of wonderful blessings, 41 long years have
passed and still people, people who know about Fatima,
and pride themselves on it, simply ignore so much of
what Our Lady asked us to do!
The prayer, which Our Lady told us to say after each
decade of the Rosary is —
Oh, JESUS, FORGIVE US OUR SINS, SAVE US
FROM THE FIRES OF HELL, AND LEAD ALL
SOULS TO HEAVEN, ESPECIALLY THOSE MOST
IN NEED OF THY MERCY!
Our Lord said — «If you love Me, keep My comman-
Little Jacinta of Fatima was inspired to say, about
the appearances and revelations of Our Lady : — «If
you dont want to believe, then you must expect the
punishments of God.»
CONSECRATION TO THE
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
This is the third demand of Our Lady, and it is VERY,
For nine long months the Baby Heart of the Infant
Jesus beat close to the Immaculate Heart of His Maiden
Mother. Two Hearts, literally, beating as One!
Mary's blood poured through the unborn Heart of the
In the Temple, the aged Simeon told the Virgin-Mother
that a SWORD of SORROW would pierce Her Heart.
On Calvary, the Spear of St Longinus pierced the
Sacred Heart of Jesus, and made so big a hole that St
Thomas could put his hand right into it! At the same
moment a cruel sword of sorrow pierced the Immacu-
late Heart of His Mother, as She stood at the foot of
the Cross! Two Hearts pierced, as One!
In recent Centuries, devotion to These Two Hearts,
has been preached by many, notably by St John Eudes.
During the first half of our own century — though
the Church has not yet pronounced on this — many
important revelations are claimed to have been received
by Bertha Petit, in relation to the Sacred Hearts, all
of which were known to Pope Benedict XV, to St Pius
X, and to others.
WE have been redeemed by the Blood of Jesus, poured
out for us in His Passion !
WE have been given Eternal Life, if we wish to re-
ceive it, through the Blood of Jesus!
The Human Body of Jesus was given life by the blood
poured into It from the sinless Heart of His Mother,
Mary! Her blood gave Him life!
How can we separate the Sacred Hearts ?
In 1916, at Cabego, near Fatima, the Angel had
united the Sacred Hearts in his prayer, taught to the
Our Lady Herself, at the very first appearance at
Fatima, had asked for Reparation for the sins committed
against the Divine Majesty (The Sacred Heart) and for
the blasphemies against Her own Immaculate Heart.
It was revealed to little Jacinta that God wants the
Immaculate Heart of His Mother to be honoured, side
by side, with His own Sacred Heart.
In the second visit, at Fatima, Our Lady told Lucy
that she would have to stay on Earth because God wanted
her to make Our Lady «known and loved», «to esta-
blish in the world devotion to My Immaculate Heart»,
and Our Lady added — «I promise salvation to eve-
ryone, who will embrace that devotion; they will be
the chosen souls of God, like flowers placed by Me
before His throne !» When Lucy asked if she would
have to stay on Earth all alone, Our Lady answered
— «No, my child! Does it cause you much suffering?
Dont be downhearted! I will never leave you! My Im-
maculate Heart will be your Refuge, and the Way
that will lead you to God!»
What need is there of anything more? There is no
If we want to be protected in this world, if we want
to go to Heaven for ever, then all we have to do is to
cast ourselves into the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
to give ourselves, and that means to CONSECRATE
ourselves, to Her, to be ALL HERS FOR EVER !
By doing this we shall belong entirely to God, for
what we give to Her, She gives to God! SHE IS THE
WAY THAT WILL LEAD US TO GOD!
Our Lady asks for the CONSECRATION OF EVE-
RYBODY, of RUSSIA, of the WHOLE WORLD,
TO HER IMMACULATE HEART.
Our Lady said, at Fatima : — «My Immaculate Heart
will Anally triumph! So that it is through the Imma-
culate Heart... that PEACE is to COME to the world !
It is through the Immaculate Heart that souls are to
be converted, and sinners are to be brought back to
It is through the Immaculate Heart that the TRIUMPH
of God's CHURCH is to come !
It is quite clear where our duty lies; it lies in conse-
crating ourselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
Here is a short Act of Consecration to the Immaculate
Heart, which has the Imprimatur of the Diocese of
«Oh, DEAREST, PUREST MOTHER, OUR LADY
OF FATIMA, I GIVE MYSELF TO YOU TO BE ALL
YOURS FOR EVER! ALL THAT I AM AND ALL
THAT I HAVE I GIVE TO YOU! PLEASE KEEP
ME AS YOUR OWN!»
THE OUTWARD SIGN OF OUR CONSECRATION
IS TO BE THE WEARING OF THE SCAPULAR!
THE FIVE FIRST SATURDAYS
Now we have one thing, and that a MOST IM-
PORTANT THING, left, which brings us to the climax
of this little work, and to the Title of our little book!
We have spent a long time in preparing for it, BE-
CAUSE IT IS VERY IMPORTANT!
We have been speaking of Reparation, which Our
Lady has so often demanded in recent years; and we
have tried to make quite clear, what She has asked for.
Our Lady has asked the World for —
REPARATION TO, AND THROUGH. HER IM-
More than this, Our Lady has requested that this
Reparation shall take a special form, in union with
the Sacred Heart!
You see this is just what we have been saying — YOU
CANNOT SEPARATE THE SACRED HEARTS.
Our Lady asked for A COMMUNION OF REPA-
RATION ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY
In this way we are making reparation to Both the
Sacred Hearts, and the Immaculate Heart is leading
us straight to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, three to find the
food and strength to nourish our souls, to give us the grace
to do our duty to God and man, to lead us closer to
God, and Our Lady, and to take us eventually to Heaven!
On July 13, 1917, Our Lady told the there children,
in the Cova da Iria that She was coming to «ask for
the consecration of Russia to My Immaculate Heart,
and THE COMMUNION OF REPARATION ON
THE FIRST SATURDAYS... If people attend to My
requests, Russia will be converted and there WILL BE
THERE WILL BE PEACE.
Have we yet a stable peage? Has Russia been con-
verted to the Catholic Faith? God knows, and we
know to our cost, that Russia has not been converted!
Many martyred Nations know that too! Millions
of human slaves, of human wrecks know that too!
Millions of little, broken homeless children and babies
know that too! (God forgive us!) Many over bur-
dened, heart-broken, semi-ruined tax -payers know
that too !
And why is there all this hideous, unnecessary, suffer-
ing? Simply and solely because
WE HAVE NOT OBEYED OUR LADY!
Our Lady also asked us, in making our Communions
on the first Saturdays of the month to make the
FIVE FIRST SATURDAYS
just in the same way as we make the Nine First Fri-
days. That is to say, we are to make the Five First
Saturdays, without a break, doing three things.
The practice of the Five First Saturdays consist 1)
in Making Our Confession and Communion. 2)
In saying the Rosary devoutly. 3) In spending a Quar-
ter of an hour, in meditation, on one or more of the 15
Mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making
Little Jacinta, the youngest of the three Seers of Fa-
tima was a tower of strength to the others, and God
gave her special lights to understand Our Lady's Message,
baby girl though she was! After going to Hospital
the little girl said to Lucy; —
«I am going to Heaven soon. You are going to stay
on here to tell the people that God wants to establish
in the world devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
When you are going to tell them that, don't hide yourself.
Tell everybody that God gives us His graces through
the Immaculate Heart of Mary; that they must ask for
them through Her; that the Heart of Jesus wants to
be honoured, side by side, with the Immaculate Heart
of Mary; that they must ask for peace through the
Immaculate Heart of Mary, because God has given it
into Her keeping.))
Is not all this crystal clear? Our Lady is the Queen
and Giver Of PEACE!
Our Lady left, the years passed by, Francisco and Ja-
cinta went to Heaven, and Lucy became a Nun. Then
one day, eight years later, on December 10, 1925, Our,
Lady appeared to Lucy once again, carrying in Her arms
the Baby Jesus.
The Holy Mother showed Her Heart to Lucy, all
surrounded with thorns. Then the Baby Jesus, pointing
to the Suffering Heart of His Mother, said: —
«Have pity on this Heart, continually tormented by the
ingratitude of men, with nobody to make Reparation !»
Oh, let us listen to, and answer, that Baby pleading!
Who can refuse a baby's cry, especially when that Baby
is Jesus, God of Love?
After the Infant Jesus had said this, Our Lady added:
«Look, My child, look at My Heart surrounded with
thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce it, at every
moment, by their blasphemies and ingratitude! Do
you, at least, try to console Me; and tell everybody from
Me that all, who on the First Saturday of Five conse-
cutive months shall make their Confession and Commu-
nion, shall say the Rosary, and shall keep Me company
for 15 minutes, while Meditating on the Rosary, with
the intention of making Reparation, tell them from Me
that I promise to help them, at the hour of their death,
with all the graces necessary for the salvation of their
Two months later, on February 15, 1926, Our Lady
again appeared with the Holy Child and urged Lucy
to persevere in propagating the devotion to Her Imma-
culate Heart, in spite of all difficulties,
Lucy asked Our Lady if it was sufficient to make the
Confession «during the week», when it was not possible
to make it on the First Saturday. Our Lady answered
«Yes», provided that the Communion was received in
a state of grace, and with the intention of making the
Oh! What goodness of Our Lady! Oh! What Mercy
of Our God! Could anybody be so MAD as to refuse
that safe offer of Salvation!
CONFESSION. THE ROSARY. 15 MINUTES ME-
DITATION ON THE ROSARY:
ALL WITH THE INTENTION OF MAKING RE-
PARATION, ON 5 CONSECUTIVE SATURDAYS!
With this goes the promise of Our Lady's help at
death, and Eternal Life!
BUT DONT FORGET, ALSO, A COMMUNION
OF REPARATION ON EVERY FIRST SATURDAY!
Because Our Lady wishes it!
Is it not utterly inconceivable that now, 41 years after
Our Lady made these requests and these staggering
promises, so many, SO VERY MANY, catholics pay
no attention to them?
Are we really so hard-hearted that we do not want
to save MILLIONS of people from a Hell of suffering,
both here and hereafter?
Are we really so hard-hearted that we do not want
PEACE for the world ?
Are we really such senseless people that we do not
want to make OUR HEAVEN CERTAIN?
No! No! Perhaps we have not known! Perhaps we
have not thought! Perhaps, even, we have been misled
by weak men, or by false prophets!
This little work, with all its faults and all its short-
comings, is written with a burning longing that all
men should know Our Lady's wishes and should do
their utmost to fulfil them! It is an attempt to bring
right home to the hearts of all, especially of those who
have not yet grasped them, Our Mother's pleadings and
Our Mother's wishes, as She expressed them here on
this very spot — this most holy ground!
Every single word, written here in the Cova da Iria,
where Our Lady appeared just 41 years ago, is a plead-
ing with the Holy Spirit, through the Immaculate Heart
of His Most Holy Spouse, to come down upon this
world in OCEANS and in CATARACTS of GRACE,
to lead all men TO CONSECRATE themselves to the
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY, MOTHER OF
THE ETERNAL GOD AND OUR MOTHER. It
is a pleading, also, that — for their own salvation, for
the salvation of others, for the Peace of the world, for
the Honour and Glory of God, for the Honour of the
Immaculate Heart of Mary — they will practice always
the devotion of : —
THE FIVE FIRST SATURDAYS OF FIVE CONSE-
CUTIVE MONTHS, in love of and reparation to
THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY!
«Behold thy Mother /» «Unless you become as LITTLE
CHILDREN you shall NOT ENTER into the Kingdom
What does a LITTLE CHILD do? A little child
ALWAYS AND FIRST runs to its MOTHER, clings
to its MOTHER, seeks the protection and help of its
MOTHER, looks to its MOTHER for food and for
everything else! Without its MOTHER a little child
is lost !
Jesus has told us to look to our Mother and to act
as little children do! Let us turn to Her, in Whom is
«A11 the grace of the way and of truth» and all «hope of
life»! Let us obey Him, by obeying Her! Then we
shall be safe and we shall be saved!
«Tender arms of Mary, soft and warm and true,
«A11 my soul is yearning in the dark for You !»
Praise be to God, to Our Lady, and to good St Joseph
for another little work completed.
«Oh! Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
pray for us who have recourse to Thee!» (300 days).
Other workes by the same Authr:
BY THE KING'S COMMAND
BY THE QUEEN'S COMMAND
THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA
NOW IS THE HOUR (SOOU A HORA)
UNDERNEATH THE RAINBOW
BY BOG AND BOREEN FOR OUR LADY
A SMALL GUIDE TO FATIMA
Obtainable from the Sanctuary